Celebrate Nancy Moore and her new exhibition Women Telling Stories, now on view in the Sheffer Gallery. Reception starts at 2 pm. Artist talk with Miggs Burroughs from 3 to 4 pm.
In case you missed the event, you may watch the recorded program here.
With a background as a book editor, Nancy has internalized the art of storytelling, informing her passion as a painter. The need to tell stories and communicate through her artwork has propelled her career as an artist.
In 2005, Yale University invited Nancy to exhibit her paintings of the animal world for one year at the Peabody Museum’s Environmental Sciences Center. Many of those works were of chameleons, which are reminiscent of women and the need to continually shed and grow new emotional and intellectual skin as they adapt to the myriad of roles they assume in order to survive. As time passed, her chameleons began to sport heads and hands, eventually becoming fully realized women. This new direction led to an ongoing series of Unconventional Women, tapping into a rich vein of material which has essentially created a community of women that surround the artist.
Nancy paints primarily on large slices of archival paper, working mainly with watercolor and also with graphite, gouache, metallic paint, colored pencil, and wax crayon. Themes include transformation, ethnography, design, shape-shifting, gender identity, fashion, and creation myth.
She is a proud, self-taught artist who revels in the distortion of body proportions and perspectives. The goal is to create narratives from emotion and instinct, that flow from the heart and hand onto the paper. The resulting work resides in many private homes, and in galleries, museums, and other public institutions.